The mission of Saint John’s Cathedral is to know Christ and to make Christ known. All our ministry is devoted to sharing Christ with others and finding Christ in them. Saint John’s Cathedral is the church in which the bishop’s ceremonial seat, which is called a cathedra, is placed. We are, therefore, the symbolic mother church of our Colorado Episcopal family. The Vestry is the principal congregational leadership team at the Cathedral. All of us at Saint John’s Cathedral welcome your comments and suggestions.
Bishop of Colorado
The Right Reverend Kym Lucas
Office: Diocesan Office, 1300 Washington Street, Denver, CO
The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry. (From The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, pg. 855)
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
As Dean, Richard leads the cathedral as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Richard shepherds and works closely with Catechumenate, the Men’s Groups, Faith in Action, Vestry, and the Finance, Investment, Stewardship, Arts & Architecture, Buildings & Grounds, and Grants Committees.
“As dean, I am most drawn to Saint John’s Cathedral because this is a community that says its prayers but does not take itself too seriously. I also love that the liturgy, music, and architecture are so beautiful.”
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
As Canon Pastor, Katie leads the cathedral, following the direction of the Dean, as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Katie oversees all pastoral ministries as well as Christian Formation and communications.
“I am most excited about the parts of my job that help to raise up lay leadership at Saint John’s; after 25 years of active lay ministry before being ordained a priest, it is a deep passion of mine. Pastoral Care ministries are flourishing and I am privileged to work with many incredibly talented folks. Working with Canon Broderick, Dean Richard, and all of the staff of the cathedral is a joy beyond measure.”
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
As Canon Precentor, Broderick leads the cathedral, following the direction of the Dean, as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Broderick oversees all young adult ministries, including the 20s and 30s group and Mile High Theology Podcasts, oversees liturgy (including The Wilderness and all Diocesan liturgies hosted by the cathedral), and assists the Stewardship Committee and the Dean with stewardship and development.
“The commitment of our lay volunteers, beauty of our liturgical and musical offerings, and marrying of Christ’s love and justice through our presence in the wider Denver community is what draws me again and again to this holy work at Saint John’s.”